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Guard knew risk of restraining Soleiman Faqiri, says policies often followed only when 'convenient' (Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
Blood smears were among the hundreds of photos of the scene taken by investigators following Faqiri’s death and obtained by The Fifth Estate. A jail guard directly involved in restraining Soleiman Faqiri on the day of his death says he was trained that handcuffing a person face down behind their back could risk cutting off their air supply, but that policies were often followed only when "convenient."
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COVID-19 and flu set to peak over holiday season in Ontario, Moore urges vaccinations (Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
A person draws out Moderna vaccine during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Ontario's top doctor says there is "a lot" of COVID-19 circulating in the province right now, and levels of both that virus and influenza are on the rise.
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Escaped kangaroo punches police officer in face before Oshawa capture (Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
A kangaroo that escaped captivity last week in Durham Region en route to Quebec was captured early Monday and taken to the Oshawa Zoo for a medical exam. A missing marsupial that was on the loose east of Toronto since last week was found and captured early Monday and is temporarily being hosted at the Oshawa Zoo as it recovers.
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Toronto filmmaker Charles Officer dies at 48 (Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
A black and white photo of a man. The camera is close to his face and he is smiling. Charles Officer, a Canadian filmmaker whose work spanned feature film, documentary and television, died at his home in Toronto on Friday, according to his friend and producing partner Jake Yanowski. 
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Speaker apologizes for appearing in video message at Ontario Liberal convention (Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
The Speaker of the House of Commons rises in his chair on the floor of the House. A Canadian flag is seen drapped beside him. House of Commons Speaker Greg Fergus apologized in the House of Commons on Monday for appearing in a video message played at the recent Ontario Liberal leadership convention.
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Ryan Reynolds, Auston Matthews headline star-studded SickKids ad (Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
A man wearing a suit smiles slightly. Behind him is a blurry background, where the word "Netflix" can be seen. Deadpool star, and seemingly perpetual good guy, Ryan Reynolds is lending his likeness to a new fundraising campaign ad for Toronto hospital SickKids, showcasing the chaos that follows many children around.
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Mastermind Toys to close 18 stores, will sell bulk of its business to Unity Acquisitions (Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
A blue and yellow sign affixed to a building says Mastermind Toys. Mastermind GP Inc. says it has reached a deal to sell the bulk of its business to Unity Acquisitions Inc.
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Large pro-Israel rally underway on Parliament Hill after bus company cancels some transportation (Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
People gather holding Israeli and Canadian flags at a demonstration in support of Israel and the release of hostages held by Hamas. Dozens of buses filled with people from the Toronto area arrived in Ottawa Monday for a national rally on Parliament Hill to show support for Israel in its war with Hamas and denounce a wave of antisemitism in Canada.
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Drop-in centre says there is a rising need for services for elderly homeless men (Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
A man with a beard and cap smiles at the camera. Boxes are seen behind him. A local drop-in centre is hoping to collect more food and clothing donations this holiday season to meet a rising need.
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(Mon, 04 Dec 2023)
A woman speaks before a large set of microphones. One of Hong Kong's best-known pro-democracy activists, who moved to Canada to pursue her studies, said she would not return to the city to meet her bail conditions, becoming the latest politician to flee Hong Kong under Beijing's crackdown on dissidents.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada's population.  The Toronto metropolitan census area had a population of 5,113,149, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.


As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries.The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with most of Canada's corporations. They also have an NHL hockey team, called the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada.  Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.  In addition, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive Canadian city in which to live in 2006.

  Residents of the city are called Torontonians.

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